Muscle Activation Technique (MAT) is a revolutionary approach to the evaluation and treatment of joint and muscle dysfunction.
For the last 10 years, professional athletes, strength coaches and physical therapists have used Muscle Activation Technique to speed up recovery from injury, alleviate pain and address strength deficits and joint problems.
Many sources of pain in the body are the result of dysfunctional movement patterns and weak or inhibited muscles that put excessive stress on joints and soft tissues. This stress can result in pain and inflammation in tendons and ligaments.
Muscles often become weak or inhibited due to stress, trauma and overuse. This weakness can lead to faulty movement patterns, slower recovery time and less than optimal sports performance.
MAT is a neuro-muscular therapy that uses specific muscle tests and manual techniques to evaluate and treat weak or inhibited muscle groups that contribute to faulty movement patterns.
MAT is performed in a clinical setting such as a physical therapy office or a training room. The treatment begins with a joint range of motion assessment to identify potential areas of dysfunction.
Once an area of dysfunction is found, specific groups of muscles are tested for weakness. When a muscle is found to be weak it is treated with manual palpation (finger pressure). This pressure is applied to very specific parts of the muscle in order to stimulate nerves, which, in turn send nerve impulses back to the brain (neurological feedback). The muscle is then immediately re-tested. The nerve stimulation and the muscle contraction during the test have an immediate and profound effect on the muscle's strength. This process can be used to activated all of the muscles in the body.
Physical therapists, athletic trainers and strength coaches all over the country use MAT to eliminate pain, speed up recovery, rehab injuries and improve athletic performance.
If you or someone you know has a nagging pain or injury that you would like treated, give us a call at: 208-608-0958.